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An '''interwiki link''' is a [[Help:Links|link]] to another community, most often found within the body of an article. It can be to another FANDOM community or any of the sites listed on the [[homepage:w:MediaWiki:Interwiki map|interwiki map]]. It's an easy, [[Help:Wikitext|wikitext]] way to link to a page on another wiki without having to type out a whole URL.
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An '''interwiki link''' is a [[Help:Links|link]] to another community, most often found within the body of an article. It can be to another Fandom community or any of the sites listed on the [[homepage:w:MediaWiki:Interwiki map|interwiki map]]. It's an easy, [[Help:Wikitext|wikitext]] way to link to a page on another wiki without having to type out a whole URL.
   
== Linking to another FANDOM community ==
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== Linking to another Fandom community ==
* To create an interwiki link from your FANDOM community to another, use the format <code><nowiki>[[w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>. For instance, if you wanted to link to The Queen Victoria page on the Eastenders Wiki, you would use [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|<code><nowiki>[[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria]]</nowiki></code>]].
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* To create an interwiki link from your Fandom community to another, use the format <code><nowiki>[[w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>. For instance, if you wanted to link to The Queen Victoria page on the Eastenders Wiki, you would use [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|<code><nowiki>[[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria]]</nowiki></code>]].
 
* If you would like to modify the displayed text, do as you would with any [[Help:Links|link]]. Add a '|' after the link, followed by your desired text. For example, <code><nowiki>[[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]]</nowiki></code> would appear as [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]].
 
* If you would like to modify the displayed text, do as you would with any [[Help:Links|link]]. Add a '|' after the link, followed by your desired text. For example, <code><nowiki>[[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]]</nowiki></code> would appear as [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]].
 
* You might want to actually click on newly-made interwiki links to make sure your spelling's right. Unlike normal links, interwiki links don't check to see whether the target page exists. That means [[w:c:batman:The Joker]] ''looks'' the same as the uncreated [[w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis]].
 
* You might want to actually click on newly-made interwiki links to make sure your spelling's right. Unlike normal links, interwiki links don't check to see whether the target page exists. That means [[w:c:batman:The Joker]] ''looks'' the same as the uncreated [[w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis]].
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* <code><nowiki>[[Wikipedia:es:India]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[wp:es:India]]</nowiki></code> will be converted to link to the Spanish Wikipedia's "India" article: [[wikipedia:es:India]]
 
* <code><nowiki>[[Wikipedia:es:India]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[wp:es:India]]</nowiki></code> will be converted to link to the Spanish Wikipedia's "India" article: [[wikipedia:es:India]]
 
* Interwiki prefixes are generally case-insensitive, meaning that [[wikispecies:Lemur]], [[Wikispecies:Lemur]] — and even [[wiKISPECies:Lemur]] — all go to the same place.
 
* Interwiki prefixes are generally case-insensitive, meaning that [[wikispecies:Lemur]], [[Wikispecies:Lemur]] — and even [[wiKISPECies:Lemur]] — all go to the same place.
* Some communities have multiple interwiki prefixes at FANDOM. Consider https://meta.wikimedia.org. FANDOM's interwiki map allows [[m:]] ''and'' [[meta:]] ''and'' [[metawikimedia:]] to work. In other cases — like [[wiktionary:]] — there may be only one way to get to a community.
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* Some communities have multiple interwiki prefixes at Fandom. Consider https://meta.wikimedia.org. Fandom's interwiki map allows [[m:]] ''and'' [[meta:]] ''and'' [[metawikimedia:]] to work. In other cases — like [[wiktionary:]] — there may be only one way to get to a community.
* Many off-FANDOM MediaWiki help pages are kept on https://mediawiki.org/wiki/, which can be linked to with [[mw:]] — but you shouldn't confuse this with the [[Special:Allmessages|MediaWiki:]] [[Help:Namespace|namespace]] for [[Help:System messages|system messages]].
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* Many off-Fandom MediaWiki help pages are kept on https://mediawiki.org/wiki/, which can be linked to with [[mw:]] — but you shouldn't confuse this with the [[Special:Allmessages|MediaWiki:]] [[Help:Namespace|namespace]] for [[Help:System messages|system messages]].
   
== Linking to a FANDOM community from an off-FANDOM community ==
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== Linking to a Fandom community from an off-Fandom community ==
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Some non-Fandom wikis allow you to link back to a Fandom wiki using one of the following syntaxes:
If you're on a non-FANDOM wiki, you can usually link back here using one of the following three syntaxes:
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*<code><nowiki>[[centralwikia:w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code> (on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects)
[[wikia:wiki-name:pagename]]
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*<code><nowiki>[[wikia:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
[[wikia:c:wiki-name:pagename]]
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*<code><nowiki>[[wikia:c:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
[[wikiasite:wiki-name:pagename]]
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*<code><nowiki>[[wikiasite:wiki-name:pagename]]</nowiki></code>
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For example, typing <code><nowiki>[[wikia:muppet:Kermit]]</nowiki></code> on a community outside FANDOM would link to the [[w:c:muppet:Kermit|Kermit page at the Muppet Wiki]].
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For example, typing <code><nowiki>[[wikia:muppet:Kermit]]</nowiki></code> on a community outside Fandom would link to the [[w:c:muppet:Kermit|Kermit page at the Muppet Wiki]].
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

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An interwiki link is a link to another community, most often found within the body of an article. It can be to another Fandom community or any of the sites listed on the interwiki map. It's an easy, wikitext way to link to a page on another wiki without having to type out a whole URL.

Linking to another Fandom community

  • To create an interwiki link from your Fandom community to another, use the format [[w:c:wiki-name:pagename]]. For instance, if you wanted to link to The Queen Victoria page on the Eastenders Wiki, you would use [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria]].
  • If you would like to modify the displayed text, do as you would with any link. Add a '|' after the link, followed by your desired text. For example, [[w:c:eastenders:The Queen Victoria|test]] would appear as test.
  • You might want to actually click on newly-made interwiki links to make sure your spelling's right. Unlike normal links, interwiki links don't check to see whether the target page exists. That means w:c:batman:The Joker looks the same as the uncreated w:c:batman:Superman needs to stay in Metropolis.
  • Non-English communities often use language code prefixes. You'll typically link to a page on a German community by putting de. before the domain name: [[w:c:de.wiki-name:Page Name]]. It's important to use the name of the page in the target language. Something like w:c:ru.disney:Donald Duck probably won't work, but w:c:ru.disney:Дональд Дак will.

Linking to an external wiki community

Linking to a Fandom community from an off-Fandom community

Some non-Fandom wikis allow you to link back to a Fandom wiki using one of the following syntaxes:

  • [[centralwikia:w:c:wiki-name:pagename]] (on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects)
  • [[wikia:wiki-name:pagename]]
  • [[wikia:c:wiki-name:pagename]]
  • [[wikiasite:wiki-name:pagename]]

For example, typing [[wikia:muppet:Kermit]] on a community outside Fandom would link to the Kermit page at the Muppet Wiki.

See also

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